I mentioned in this weeks wishes that Andy and I really needed to get started on our wedding guest list. We've been putting off committing to a particular venue because the amount of people it allows is just simply not enough...but we LOVE this venue. SO, yesterday we sat ourselves down at the cutest little coffee shop and really committed ourselves to figuring out whether we should limit our guest list or start looking at a new venue. Though I am in no need an expert, here are a few tips for anyone else in the same boat trying to figure this wedding stuff out!
Side note: I've watched the Wedding Planner more times than I can count.
Pretty sure that makes me a wedding planner IRL.
Thank you JLO.
Step 1: Pick a fun location
We could have probably made our list at home, but a coffee shop made it less frustrating (read: boring). Literally 10 names in I was ready for a nap. Andy and I love Layer Cake Bakery & Cafe, if you're in Orange County you MUST got here! They have amazing vanilla lattes and an extensive menu of delicious sweets! Pick a place you both love and get to planning! A public location outside of your home is also ideal in case you want to kill each other while writing this list out. Or during any of the wedding planning really. If you're a blogger, bring your camera. If things start to get too tense, tell your groom you need to stop planning for a bit to photograph stuff for your blog.
Step 2: Break your list off into categories
Step 3: Eat more
Just do it. You need it at this point.
Step 4: Be open minded
Though writing our list wasn't too treacherous, we did have our moments where we were just like, WHAT. Andy wrote down a few childhood friends who I had never heard of on his list. I just could not wrap my head around why he would want to invite someone he hadn't spoken to in years. I was flustered with him because I felt like we could use those spaces for someone more important. Here's the thing, whoever Andy decides to invite is important to him. Have faith in your husband to be, and give him the liberty to do as he wishes with his side of the list. I've been constantly having to remind myself that this is our day. Not mine, but ours. If Andy wants to invite Batman, he should be able to. Hey, I wrote that without cringing! Growth.
Step 5: Take some sweets home
Just do it. You deserve it.
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